Phoenix

Hotels in Phoenix

True to its reputation, the world of Phoenix hotels caters to upscale guests with a crop of luxe golf resorts.

Such hotels in Phoenix include The Boulders, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, which sits on 1,300 acres and houses six restaurants, tennis courts and two full golf courses. Plus, its resident spa offers treatments inspired by Southwest staples (turquoise body wraps with blue cornmeal, honey and more). Travelers can find the city's one PGA course at the Fairmount Scott Princess Resort & Spa.

For hotels in Phoenix with noteworthy stories of their own, look into accommodations like the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa. The property was developed by students of Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1920s and has hosted A-listers like Irving Berlin in its nearly 100-year past.

Another 1920s-era option is the Royal Palms Resort, which sits at the base of Camelback Mountain and was originally built as a vacation home for an NYC financier. Considered one of the best hotels in Phoenix, the property spans 65 acres, and guest rooms come with private patios, terraces and bougainvillea-lined courtyards.

On the ceiling of the resort's east-facing lobby, there are 10 Native American murals—an example of the cultural touches designed to reflect the local Pima and Maricopa heritages.

A stay at W lets guests experience their "Whatever Whenever" motto. That means the W will give you what you want, when you want, such as a sunrise over Camelback Mountain, a personalized treatment in the Bliss spa, or a private dinner on your balcony.

If you’re looking for hustle and bustle, go elsewhere: this Four Seasons outpost is tucked up against some of the remotest desert in town. Opened in 1999, it’s already undergone a $17 million renovation.

The lobby of this artsy hotel is snow-white and every room contains a perfect red apple.

At this classic Phoenix inn, low-slung, cream-colored casitas and banks of rooms twist along 125 acres and provide north-facing views of Camelback Mountain.

There’s not much luxury at this hotel, but at three miles outside the Arboretum it’s the closest safe bet.

This all-suite resort sits on a mountain above Phoenix, near the North Mountain Preserve.

This small resort is located at the end of a quiet canyon road, its buildings set atop a ridge in the Sonoran Desert.

With its graceful plazas and arcaded walkways, this 35-acre retreat located at the foot of Camelback Mountain so resembles an Andalusian pueblo blanco that you’ll forget you’re in Arizona.

The feeling here is not exactly remote desert oasis, but you will find lush, sprawling grounds and a peaceful lake that offers relaxing gondola rides.

After a five-year, $90 million makeover, The Phoenician—Scottsdale’s grande dame resort—has reemerged triumphant. The 643-room complex’s aesthetic now fuses 19thcentury Europe with a dash of Southwestern flair.

Jeff Vadheim—the chatty, affable proprietor of this guesthouse—will tell you everything you need to know (and then some) about the history of the only official B&B in the city of Phoenix.

Book a villa at this 1,300-acre resort that includes 36 holes of championship golf, superb tennis, and six restaurants. In the spa enjoy the site-appropriate treatments like the turquoise body wrap, which involves honey, blue cornmeal, and a rain stick.